Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2017

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises awareness about the need and value of adult education and family literacy in order to leverage resources to support access to basic education programs for the 36 million U.S. adults with low literacy skills. Advocates across the country use this opportunity to elevate adult education and family literacy nationwide with policymakers, the media, and the community.

For 2017, National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week will be celebrated September 24-30. 

2016 AEFL Week Artwork and Fact Sheet Released

AEFL 2016 Week Logo
National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week is September 26 – October 1, 2016.

To raise visibility, we are hoping to have as many programs and individuals participating in promotion of adult education and family literacy. To help, NCL has developed a couple of tools (attached):

  • Two-page factsheet with information linking low literacy to income inequality and parenting
  • AEFL Week logo for the adult education and family literacy community and their audiences to add to websites, social media posts, materials, etc.

We encourage you to use these two tools and share them with your networks!

In addition, please be sure to share with us your AEFL Week plans.

AEFl Week Logo - PDF version
Download AEFL Week Logo (no date) – PDF version
AEFl Week Logo - PDF version
Download AEFL Week Logo – JPG version

2016 NCL Literacy Leadership Awards

Photo of awards

The National Coalition for Literacy is seeking award nominations from members for its annual Literacy Leadership Award Celebration. The event will be held in Washington D.C. on September 28, 2016 September 27, 2016.

A nominee must have made a significant contribution to the field of adult education and literacy.

Nominations are due by August 1 to Kristin Lahurd at klahurd@ala.org. Literacy Leadership Award winners will be notified by mid-August.

For more details and a nomination form, please go to: 2016 NCL Literacy Leadership Award Nominee Form.

National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week

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National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises public awareness of adult education and family literacy, assists adult learners in need of literacy services, leverages local resources, and supports increased access to adult education and family literacy programs. Advocates across the country use this opportunity to elevate adult education and family literacy nationwide with policymakers, the media, and the community.